Friday, August 9, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-9-19

Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Syll'Esske by David Colwell on Putty and Paint

What a nice model! I've been scratching my own head for awhile now trying to figure out the best way to incorporate this mini into one of my armies since I don't play Slaanesh. It's just such a nice sculpt, and this is definitely the best paint job I've seen on it so far. I really like how they leaned into what I feel is a pretty obvious Xerxes influence on the model by going with a darker skin tone then what we normally see with Slaanesh. All of the colors on this are super vibrant and saturated. The blues and purples on this guy are insanely eye catching and the non-metallic gold is masterful. Everything is super smooth and crisp, and it looks like it's been painted with the stippling method. You can see the tiny dots if you look closely enough. It's a method that produces amazing results.

The colors on this model make it look almost surreal or cartoony, but in a good way. The base is nice and simple, but compliments the model while still giving a sense of space. I like that the sandstone of the base has been shaded with purples to tie it back into the color scheme of the model. This is just a really wonderfully painted mini all around.

Be sure to check out more views of it over on Putty and Paint.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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